June 6th, 2014

Quote of the Night

BBC election guru John Curtice:

‘The truth is that they [Labour] should be on tenterhooks as to whether they will win the seat. That swing that they would need, it is less than the Labour Party achieved in Norwich, less than the Conservatives achieved in Norwich in the last Parliament, less than Labour achieved in Dudley West, Wirrel South just before they won the 1997 election. When oppositions look as though they are on course for government, the kind of swing that is required for Labour to win has been relatively common. To that extent, we have to ask ourselves, why is it we are not asking the question, could Labour win this? It is all of a piece, as a result of the recent elections, Labour do not have the enthusiasm and depth of support in the electorate that make them look like an alternative government.’


8 Comments

  1. 1
    Austin Tash says:

    Vote UKIP, get Labour.

    That’s always the first comment, isn’t it?

    Vote UKIP, get LibLabCon:

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    • 2
      Me says:

      The difference is,the Tories support an In/Out referendum. Labour offer sily economic policies that are certain to damage the economy. That’s the difference!

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      • 3
        Austin Tash says:

        The Tories promise an In/Out referendum, which they will campaign against, and which Dave says he won’t be bound by. Sounds like an excellent offer.

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        • 7
          Farage is crap says:

          Farage is a politician who fiddles his expenses and employsa German leech of a wife at taxpayers expernse.

          Grow up!

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          • broderickcrawford says:

            MRS FARAGE SAYS

            Dumbkopf to call me a leech !!

            Soon you will ALL Be speaking Germsn and grateful for ze privilege to do so !!

            Long live the 1000 Year Reich and my dear friend Dr Strangelove !!!!

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      • 6

        They are all lying bastards but at least UKIP will shake it up

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  2. 4
    Captn P says:

    lol.. totally not on the money. must have been drinking with simple simon the euro labour pie man.

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  3. 5
    Old Grumpy says:

    Whoever wrote this quote needs to go back to school! It makes little or no sense at all!

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cynic says:

Can anyone help me? I went on holiday a week ago and returned to find someone has pulled out the stake and Gordon Brown is back and acting as Prime Minister. What did I miss? Has there been a snap election?


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